Title: Blurred Expectations
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
Series: Redwood Pack, #4.5
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Werewolf, Ménage
Length: 168 KB
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Hannah Jamenson has babies on the brain. It seems that her sisters-in-law are expanding their family in the blink of an eye, but Hannah feels left behind. Every time that little test reads negative a little part of her dies and she feels like her Healing powers are failing her. Her mates, Josh and Reed, are doing everything they can to help her deal with their trials and losses, but they too feel like there is nothing they can do.
Just when the lines of what they mean to each other go out of focus, an enemy from Josh’s past is back to prove the things that go bump in the night are real and everything they had held dear is now in jeopardy. In order to fight back and find their way, they’ll need to put everything on the line before they lose it all. Author’s Note:
This is a novella set between books 4 and 5 to give you a taste of Reed, Josh, and Hannah. It is best that you have already immersed yourselves in the Redwood Pack world, however even new readers will enjoy a glimpse of the Redwood’s favorite triad.
Carrie Ann took a deep breath as she made her way through the wards of the Redwood Pack, her body still shaking over the magic that had poured through her.
It hadn’t always been like that, no, before she’d been able to go through the wards with relative ease. But now with the addition of Bay’s blood within the Pack, the wards were stronger.
The Redwoods needed that.
Carrie Ann suppressed a shudder as to the exact reason why. Her wolves had been through so much, and she knew there was much more for them to come.
She only hoped everyone made it through.
No, she couldn’t think about that either, not when she had to go interview three of her most favorite people.
“Carrie Ann!” Hannah called from the porch, the smile on her face bright enough to block the sun.
Damn, it felt good to see that. Hannah needed all the happiness she could get.
She held Hannah tight in a hug and closed her eyes. Yes, she missed Hannah and her men, hence why she’d written a whole new story on them.
“It’s good to see you hon,” she said as Hannah led her in to the living room where Reed and Josh were hanging a new painting of Reed’s on the wall.
They were both shirtless, their muscles straining as the lifted the thing.
“I still can’t believe their mine sometimes,” Hannah whispered and Carrie Ann could only nod.
It was hard not to love Hannah, but jealousy could easily climb into Carrie Ann’s mind at the view of two half-naked, sweaty, very, very sexy men that called Hannah their own.
Reed looked over his shoulder and smiled. “Hey, Carrie Ann, good to see you. We’re almost done.”
“Oh no, please continue,” Carrie Ann teased as she watched the men stretch and work.
Yes, she could get used to this.
Finally, the men were done and enveloped Carrie Ann in sweaty, very sexy hugs.
Carrie Ann cleared her throat and looking into Hannah’s knowing eyes. “Okay, y’all. Let’s get down to business.”
Josh raised a brow. “Oh really?”
“Ugh, you know that’s not what I meant.” Though the idea had possibilities…NO! “I mean the interview. Readers are dying to hear how y’all are doing.”
“Say y’all one more time, darling,” Reed drawled in a very bad interpretation of a Texan.
“Oh shut it,” Carrie Ann said as she felt the blush rise in her cheeks. “You know I can’t help it. I even type it in emails even though I haven’t lived in the south in ten years. Okay, let’s talk about you because frankly, I’m boring to readers.”
The three didn’t comment and Carrie Ann rolled their eyes. Smooth guys.
“Now, Hannah, how are you feeling?”
Hannah smiled. “I’m dong freaking amazing. It has been such a whirlwind year and I’m so happy that we are taking this new path of ours.”
Carrie Ann laughed. “Hard not to give spoilers, isn’t it?”
Josh nodded. “You have no idea. But before you ask, the three of us are closer than ever. Everything that’s happened to us—in both books—strengthened our bond and strengthened us.”
She let out a sigh. “Oh thank, God. I’m always so scared when things like that happen, but I knew you guys would make it through.”
Reed shook his head. “I would hope so.”
“Okay, we’ll, I’ll get the other questions about your life in another interview, but let’s get down to the fun things. Like….do you three share a room all the time? Or do you have separate rooms?”
“Actually we have one main bedroom for the three of us. Jasper helped us build it so it’s even bigger than a king,” Josh answered and Hannah blushed. He wrapped his arm around her and nibbled on her ear. “But we also have our guest room that we use for the other person when we need time for just two of us.”
“Though the rarely let me use it,” Hannah said dryly.
“Why would we? We like you pressed up against us,” Reed said.
“Okay, you guys. Keep it nice and not to sexy when I’m in the room, okay? I already know far too much about your sex lives. Now, Josh, do you still do all the cooking?”
Josh laughed. “Yeah, I kind of have to. Reed and Hannah have started fires, burned things, and one time, froze something. I still don’ t know how they did the latter.”
“I’m glad they have you.”
“I’m glad we do too,” Hannah said as she kissed him.
Carrie Ann cleared her throat as the kiss continued and then Reed joined them.
“I’ll…uh…I’ll just let myself out.” They waved at her, their gazes and touches only for each other. She knew the rarely had time just for themselves anymore and she’d let them have it.
Her triad had gone through everything she’d thrown at them stronger and closer than ever. That didn’t seem to bad now.
And who knows, maybe they’ll whisper in her ear again and get another story…
Carrie Ann Ryan is a bestselling paranormal and contemporary romance author. After spending too much time behind a lab bench, she decided to dive into the romance world and find her werewolf mate – even if it’s just in her books. Happy endings are always near – even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.
Carrie Ann’s Redwood Pack series is an bestselling series that has made the shifter world even more real to her and has allowed the Dante’s Circle and Holiday, Montana series to be born. She’s also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She loves meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens.